• Wolfsburg have picked up just one point from their last four home games against Dortmund. They have conceded three goals in each of those matches. Their last home win was a 3-0 victory in May 2009. However, Dortmund took just one point off Wolfsburg last season (3-2 loss at home, 3-3 draw away).
  • VfL are in the top five in the league for the first time since matchday 2 of the 2011/12 season and are just one point behind fourth-place Borussia Mönchengladbach.
  • With 28 points and a goal record of 31:9, Dortmund currently have their best ever Bundesliga record after 11 games and the seventh best in the Bundesliga overall so far. A second-placed side has never had so many points before now.
  • With 18 points and a goal record of 16:13, Wolfsburg currently have their third best Bundesliga record after 11 games. The only times they have recorded a better start was in 2004/05 (24 points) and 2003/04 (18 points, 23:20 goal record).
  • Wolfsburg have won three Bundesliga games in a row for the first time since March 2012 – that run was in fact four consecutive wins under Felix Magath, which ended with a 3-1 home loss to BVB.
  • Dortmund have won nine of their last 11 Bundesliga games (D1, L1).
  • With nine goals to his name, Robert Lewandowski leads the goalscoring charts. He has also had the most shots (49). He has been involved in 29 goals in his last 27 Bundesliga games (24 goals, 5 assists).
  • Ivan Perisic moved to VfL Wolfsburg from Borussia Dortmund in last season’s winter break. The Croatian made 42 Bundesliga appearances for BVB, scoring nine times.
  • Dieter Hecking is without a win in his last nine games against BVB (D4, L5) – his last victory over Dortmund was a 3-1 away win with Hannover in April 2008.